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100 Years Ago

A Scotchman sent a special marriage proposal telegraph to the first lass of his choice. After waiting eagerly at the station all day, the lass’ answer finally came in. The telegraph operator looked up and suggested “If I were you, I’d think twice before I’d marry a girl that kept me waiting all day”. “Na” replied the Scot “The lass who waits for the night rates is the lass for me”.

Churchill County Eagle, Saturday, August 30, 1913

Fallon Jockey Club Racing Meet! September 10, October 1, 2, 3 and 4. Running and harness racing; Liberal purses and extraordinary inducements for horse owners. See ya’ll there!

Churchill County Eagle, Saturday, August 30, 1913

Going duck shooting? Now is the time! The best loads for duck shooting are infallible or ballistite waterproof smokeless powders.

Churchill County Eagle, Saturday, August 30, 1913

State Engineer passes through, W. M. Kearney, with his wife and sister while on their way to Ely, Eureka and other points in the eastern parts of the state to examine conditions where applications had been made for water rights. Mr. Kearney had driven his automobile from Carson City in five hours, coming by way of Dayton. He said that of 68 miles, full 30 miles of the road was washed out to a greater or less extent, and sometimes they had to go to a mile or so to get around a wash. There is an application for water in the vicinity of Eastgate that Mr. Kearney wishes to investigate on his way through. He will go to Diamond and Ruby Valleys before returning.

Churchill County Eagle, Saturday, August 30, 1913

75 Years Ago

What are the possible substitutes for alfalfa on the Newlands project? How can stock be fed while alfalfa fields are being renewed? Farmers are growing crops including corn, Sudan grass, sweet clover, maize, ladino, and other pasture plants. There’s nothing more important to the project than to find crops to rotate with alfalfa.

Fallon Eagle, Saturday, August 27, 1938

Henry C. Schmidt for State Controller… Luella K. Drumm for Assembly… Charlotte E. Towe for County Auditor and Recorder… R.J Vannoy for Sherriff… Chas. L. Richards candidate for Governor… Shober J. Rogers for County Clerk and Treasurer… Bell Wickland for County Auditor and Recorder.

Fallon Eagle, Saturday, August 27, 1938

50 Years Ago

Nine students at Lahontan School received their caps at impressive ceremonies Wednesday night at the West End School. This completes the first 6 months of nurse’s training. Students receiving their caps were: Mrs. Lillie Bright, Mrs. Opal Daniels, Mrs. Mildred Gomes, Mrs. Kay Hutchins, Mrs. Aurel Hutchinson, and Mrs. Lee Taylor.

Fallon Eagle-Standard, Friday, August 30, 1963

School will open September 3 at 8:30 am-1:30 pm. Students not going home for lunch will be expected to bring their own.

Fallon Eagle-Standard, Friday, August 30, 1963

A View From The Past ... Stories from the Churchill County Museum and Archives, researched and compiled by Margo Weldy, Churchill County Museum assistant and Justina Wenger, museum intern.



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